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Faculty of Applied Health Sciences Upper-Year Scholarships

A limited number of upper-year scholarships in varying amounts are made available each year. Scholarships are based on academic achievement in the previous year.

Kaiulani Carr Award

The Kaiulani Carr Award is awarded annually to a senior Recreation and Leisure Studies student in recognition of superior contribution, academically, professionally and personally, to the Department, Faculty and student body. Selection is based on academic standing, other evidence of scholarship, involvement in student life, professional involvement and other personal factors.

Mark Forster Memorial Scholarship

This $500 scholarship was established by friends, relatives and classmates of Mark Cameron Forster, BSc, in recognition of his contributions to the Kinesiology and Athletics programs at the University of Waterloo. The scholarship will be presented annually to a third- or fourth-year Kinesiology student who has achieved a minimum B average, has participated in varsity athletics, has a high level of involvement in the athletics program and has contributed to the Kinesiology program as a Kinesiology Student Association member or through other activities. Applications should be submitted by January 10th each year.

Andrea Fraser Memorial Scholarship

This $400 scholarship was established by classmates, relatives and friends in memory of Andrea Louise Fraser, BSc. The award is presented to a third- or fourth-year Kinesiology student who holds a minimum B average, shows a special interest in rehabilitation and is widely involved in class and athletic endeavours. Applications must be submitted to the Student Awards Office by October 15th.

Robert Haworth Scholarship

The Grand Valley Conservation Foundation has established the Robert Haworth Scholarship of up to $1,500. This scholarship is open to full-time students who have completed their third year or sixth term of an honours program in a watershed university or college. The program of study must be in resource management related to Park Planning and Management, Recreation, Natural Heritage and Planning, Outdoor Education or similar fields of study. Students must be Canadian citizens or Permanent Residents. Applications are available in the Student Awards Office and must be submitted during the 3B term or the third year of the Regular program by May 31 each year.

Michael Gellner Memorial Scholarship

A $700 award is presented annually to a Health Studies or Kinesiology student entering her/his fourth year. This award is to be given to a deserving student with an excellent academic record, who will complete a degree in either of the above programs. Preference will be given to a student who has demonstrated interest in heart-related research. Applications should be submitted in 3A or the 2nd term of third-year Regular Program, with a deadline of March 15 each year.

Warren Lavery Memorial Award

A $500 award has been established in memory of Warren Lavery a first-year Kinesiology student who excelled both academically and extracurricularly. Full-time undergraduate Kinesiology students who have completed first year with a minimum overall average of 83% are invited to apply in second year by October 31 each year. The successful candidate will also have demonstrated a strong interest and/or accomplishment in extracurricular activities with a strong emphasis on athletics and will have demonstrated leadership qualities through involvement in extracurricular activities within the University.

*Lois Matthews Scholarship Program for the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences

These scholarships, valued at $600, are awarded annually to the student with the highest overall cumulative academic average at the completion of Year Two in each of Honours Dance, Honours Health Studies, Honours Kinesiology and Honours Recreation and Leisure Studies. Students with an overall average of 80% or better will be considered.

Ron May Memorial Award

A $500 award has been established in memory of Ron May, a member of the first Honours Co-op Recreation Class of 1973. This award is given annually to a third- or fourth-year Honours Co-op Recreation and Leisure Studies student who has maintained a minimum B average and who is involved in, or has contributed to, intramural athletics and has demonstrated interest and involvement in community recreation and sport activities. Letters of recommendation and the application should be forwarded to the Student Awards Office by September 30th.

Recreationists' Association of West Central Ontario

One award valued at $150 is presented to a second-, third-, or fourth-year Recreation and Leisure Studies student based on exceptional performance on field placement, volunteer work, and involvement in school activities. A minimum overall average of B will also be required. In addition to the cash award, a one-year free membership in RAWCO and a commemorative plaque will also be awarded. Applications must be submitted by January 24 each year.

Sunnyside Home Award for Therapeutic Recreation

One award valued at $50 is offered to recognize the most promising Therapeutic Recreationist. Selection is based on overall average (minimum B average required) at the end of Year Three to a student registered in Recreation and Leisure Studies, Therapeutic Recreation Option and proven work/volunteer experience related to Gerontology and/or Therapeutic Recreation.

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